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‘I’d rather go to jail than pay £100 fine for cycling around my town’

'I'd rather go to jail than pay £100 fine for cycling around my town'

Barrie Enderby says he’ll go to jail before paying a £100 fine for cycling through Grimsby town centre An 82-year-old man says he would rather…

Sunday, Oct 16

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Barrie Enderby says he’ll go to jail before paying a £100 fine for cycling through Grimsby town centre An 82-year-old man says he would rather go to jail than pay the £100 fine he has been issued for cycling through a town centre. Barrie Enderby, from Grimsby, who regularly bikes around Grimsby town centre, says he told a council officer ‘stick it up your a**e’ when he was slapped with the fine earlier this month.

The pensioner said he was stopped by an officer as he left a bank on Victoria Street South and told he was not allowed to ride his bike in the street. He he has been riding his bike in the town for 40 years and has never been fined before.

Barrie was issued a £100 fine under a Public Spaces Protection Order, which was introduced back in the town centre in 2019 to deal with nuisance behaviour, such as cycling in the pedestrianised zone and drinking in the street. Barrie has refused to pay the fine and says he would rather be locked up than hand the money over.

The cyclist explained: "I was biking through town last Thursday, October 6, locked my bike up and went into a bank on Victoria Street. As I came out, one of the council officers stopped me and said I’d be fined £100 for riding it in the street. I’ve been riding my bike around here for 40 years and have never once been fined. When he gave it to […]

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